Polar Playmates

Churchill Wildlife Management Area, Manitoba, Canada

Polar Playmates

Although normally solitary, when congregating around Churchill in the autumn or around a whale carcass or something large enough to feed multiple bears, they can be relatively sociable with one another. In these larger groups, called sleuths, males play-fight without doing harm. According to one documentary, Polar Bears can later recognize 'friends' they've met before even after many years apart.

Photographic details: Canon EOS 30D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 360mm. Flash was not used. Camera was set for 1/800 sec on shutter priority with +2/3 stop exposure compensation, resulting in an aperture of f/7.1 sec at ISO 400.

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Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper 10" x 15" 13" x 20"
  Canvas N/A 17" x 26"

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:

Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)  
#1 Matted Polar Playmates 1 matted 10"x15" print, black mat (outside 15"x20" requires non-standard frame) $75
#3 Framed Polar Playmates 3 framed 10"x15", black inside blue mats, black frame (outside 18"x23") $175